University Of California San Francisco

University Of California San Francisco

The University of California, San Francisco, also known as UCSF, is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education located in San Francisco, California, United States. It was established in the year 1873. The university is consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • UCSF Medical Center

Many students of University of California, San Francisco have gone on to become famous. Some of the university's notable alumni are Andy Baldwin, bachelor for the tenth season of The Bachelor; John Clements, first to isolate surfactant and to develop it artificially; and Julie Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Contacting UC San Francisco

University of California-San Francisco
500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94143-0244
General Phone: (415) 476-9000

UC San Francisco Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine498neuroscience, dentistry, oral pathology, medicine, medical scientist, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine214registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling54physical therapy
Science52biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology and embryology, immunology, genetics
Engineering15biomedical engineering
Computer Science and Engineering8computer support
Liberal Arts7sociology

Number of programs and degrees for UC San Francisco in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree17115
Master's degree2559
First-professional degree3713
First-professional certificate513

UC San Francisco Student Body

In 2007-2008, UC San Francisco had a total enrollment of 2,999 students (1,388 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 52%
First Professional 48%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 46%
Black 3%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 29%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 25%
25-29 46%
30-34 15%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%

UC San Francisco Room and Board (2007)

UC San Francisco offers campus housing for 1,367 of its 1,388 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of San Francisco, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UC San Francisco Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

UC San Francisco Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 5,508

Financial Aid:
UC San Francisco participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 131900)

UC San Francisco Faculty

UC San Francisco has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2413
Non-tenured and not on tenure track829620

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year67$141,44266$128,546
Associate professorcalendar year23$97,33339$101,064
Assistant professorcalendar year28$84,76741$80,549
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year121$119,757146$107,727

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UC San Francisco Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Liberal Arts

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Genetics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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